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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through July 2019.

Exports: Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands

Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands, the No. 679 export by value totaled $11.7 million for the month of July, $74.17 million through July of 2019, and $159.95 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Markets

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$31.58 M
2Costa Rica$13.08 M
3Chile$7.09 M
4Honduras$4.7 M
5The Netherlands$2.18 M
6Singapore$1.68 M
7Bahamas$1.42 M
8Mexico$1.29 M
9Dominican Republic$1.06 M
10Kuwait$778,452
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January – July 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $74.17 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. $23,486,998
2Port of New Orleans $12,179,632
3Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $8,836,004
4Port of Beaumont, Texas $5,000,000
5Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $4,760,433
6Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,861,621
7Port of Palm Beach, Fla. $2,662,099
8Port of Houston $2,616,006
9Port of Los Angeles $2,383,227
10Port Everglades, Fla. $1,002,078

U.S. exports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands decreased 21.32 percent through July to $74.17 million

U.S. exports of Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands decreased 21.32 percent from $94.27 million to $74.17 million through the first seven months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 679 through July among the roughly 1,265 export commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 638 for the last full year with a total value of $159.95 million, a $45.42 million, 39.66 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through July of this year the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Costa Rica, No. 3 Chile, No. 4 Honduras and No. 5 The Netherlands. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, No. 4 Port of Beaumont, Texas and No. 5 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D..

In the last previous full year, the top trade partners were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Costa Rica, No. 4 Dominican Republic and No. 5 Chile. The leading gateways were No. 1 Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich., No. 2 Port of New Orleans, No. 3 Port of Mobile, Ala., No. 4 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif..

January – July 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $31,577,647
2Costa Rica $13,079,254
3Chile $7,091,417
4Honduras $4,700,052
5The Netherlands $2,183,229
6Singapore $1,678,691
7Bahamas $1,421,093
8Mexico $1,294,955
9Dominican Republic $1,060,019
10Kuwait $778,452

January – July 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Detroit $16,897,106
2New Orleans $4,295,027
3Miami $2,141,666
4Mobile $2,000,000
5Los Angeles $1,948,841
6San Francisco $1,648,061
7Houston $1,502,264
8Great Falls, Mont. $1,149,434
9Laredo $356,346
10Charleston $301,158

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first seven months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Detroit Ambassador Bridge, Mich. fell 23.55 percent compared to last year to $23.49 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 53.65 percent compared to last year to $12.18 million.
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 73.25 percent compared to last year to $8.84 million.
  • Port of Beaumont, Texas totaled $5 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 25.99 percent compared to last year to $4.76 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. exports to No. 1 Canada decreased $11.57 million, 26.81 percent, (42.57 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. exports to No. 2 Costa Rica increased $1.54 million, 13.32 percent, (17.63 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 3 Chile increased $3 million, 73.53 percent, (9.56 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 4 Honduras increased $4.69 million, 58155 percent, (6.34 percent market share).
  • U.S. exports to No. 5 The Netherlands increased $413,947, 23.4 percent, (2.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.05 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands exports from the United States were shipped to the top five markets through July of this year. That is equal to $58.63 million of the $74.17 million total.

All totaled, 73.16 percent of all these Bitumen and asphalt, shale and tar sands exports from the United States were shipped from the top five Ports through July of this year. That is equal to $54.26 million of the $74.17 million total